Selby Golf Club
Selby Golf Club, Selby, Yorkshire and the Humber, England, YO8 9LD
8 reviews of Selby Golf Club
Played midweek at the end of august.
A very nice course with a difficult and varied layout, with a good mix of holes all of which are visually appealing.
The course was in generally very good condition - the greens were particularly good and were almost frighteninly quick, given the slopes on some of them 2-putting was very difficult if you didnt get approach shots close.
Bunkers were well positioned but the quality of sand was not so good, many had stones and pebbles in them - you shouldnt be risking damaging a club at £35 per round.
Some parts of the course were a little untidy e.g. some areas around bunkers were a little scabby which surprised me considering the rest of the course.
The course is tree-lines so it helps to be straight but the fairways are not overly narrow.
I have a couple of gripes - 1. if youre only slightly wayward on some tee shots its very easy to land your shot on another tee or green because a lot of holes converge, this bordered on dangerous on some holes and i have never been on a course where ive heard so many 'fore' shouts, there isnt much the club can do about this but gripe 2 needs to be addressed - you cant book tee-times, you have to write your name on a list once youve paid at the pro shop, this is only useful if you know the names of other players at the teeing area, as non-members we didnt and so had to continually ask other players for there names near the teeing area, some groups of members ignored this list and we had 2 4-balls go off in front of us when they should have been after us and this isnt a course where members play you through and doenst help the speed of play.
Practice facilities and clubhouse are first rate with friendly staff and good quality well priced food.
We played on the day rate so had 2 rounds for £40 which is good value but considering you can play courses of a similar standard on the voucher / online teetime schemes for similar money it is expensive at £35 per round so i probably wouldnt visit again.
One final note - I agree with the previous commentor, the club needs a reality check as this is in no way a links-type course, heathland yes but certainly not links!!!
I played Selby as part of a society golfing day in July 2010.
We played during a sustained period of dry weather and on the day in question we were treated to lovely sunshine all day.
The clubhouse is very good and the changings room clean and tidy.We received a warm welcome and food throughout the day (including an evening meal) was good. It was also nice to be able to take our evening meal without the need for a jacket and tie, just a smart collared shirt. Thank you to the golf club for that.
The course is presented very nicely from the off with the first tee right in front of the clubhouse with a block paved viewing area to watch from.
The course has a good mixture of holes with some testing 'risk and reward' style short par 4's.
All the greens were in outstanding condition, fast and true and bunkers and teeing areas were neat and tidy.
The overall impression of the society was that we were all suprised by the quality of the course and it could be described as a 'hidden gem'and how well kept and lush the course was given the long spell of hot weather we had during July.
As ever, a plus point for the club for serving two local, real ales in the clubhouse.
I would recommend this course but I have one query for the club. They state that it is a 'links style' course. This is something I cannot see, nor could my playing partners. Heathland yes, but not links.
I have used Uk Golf Guide for many years, but being a lazy person have never bothered to submit my own report about a course. However having visited Selby GC in June 2009 I enjoyed it so much it has encouraged me to enter this report. The course is exceptionally well maintained, super fast greens, well manicured and on our visit we didnt find one GUR anywhere on the course. It is also, particularly on a windy day, a hard but fair test for any serious golfer of any handicap. On top of this we found both the Office and Pro Staff very helpful. We even found the members of the course to be friendlier than at any other course we have visited in the last 10 years. We would highly recommend this course to anyone considering playing it. Trust me, you wont be disappointed !!
I had the pleasure of playing Selby in mid June and despite the weather being very wet the course was in excellent condition. The greens were very true and fast. The course was a challenge made even harder by pot bunkers that guarded some greens. The people were freindly and the club house was pleasant. There were also fantastic practise facilities that included a driving range and a huge practise green.
I had the pleasure of playing this course as a guest on a perfect autumnal day in October 2004. The course was in pristine condition. In particular the greens, well manicured and often difficult to read, and most of them very well guarded. It is the latter aspect that makes this course such a tough but enjoyable golfing challenge. In addition many of the tee shots leave no room for error. A few examples being the 1st and all of the par 3's. There are many memorable holes. My favourite being the par 5 18th. A good tee shot followed by a good second, does the soul no good when you see the pot bunkers in front of this green, which in turn is one of the toughest finishes imaginable. (i was happy to take a 6!) A superb clubhouse, friendly staff and members. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Selby Golf Club has gone through some changes in the past few years but has not lost any of it's original character. For a straight hitter of the ball the course does not prove to be enormously difficult but a solid short game is required to score well. The changes in the course come mostly in the first few holes, whereas the first used to be a testing par five, it has been shortened to a par four with a tricky green, well protected. The second used to be a downhill par three, deceptively difficult. The second is now a long par five which benefits the people who can gain great distance on their shots. Everytime I have played Selby more often than not I have struggled in the first few holes. It takes time to settle into the course, if you do score well in the first few holes and manage to hold your game together then you should be in for a good round. Good scoring can be had once you get into the second third of the course with medium length holes which the shorter of hitters can still score well on. Iron play off the tees on these holes can be a benefit as it is wiser to go for accuracy over length. All the greens are well protected but low hitters who like to run the ball into the green can find a pathway through the trouble. Once into the final third of your round there are still obstacles that can ruin a potential good score. A straight five hundred yarder par five requires accuracy as thick(and very prickly, believe me!) gorse grows on both sides of the fairway, the green isn't visible until you get within twenty five yards away from it making you curious as to where your ball has actually ended up. The last remaining holes just need to be played sensibly - don't try to do something spectacular as with all courses Selby can punish and hit you where it hurts! The last hole is a nice, slight dog leg par five. The clubhouse is a welcome sight walking up the last fairway(as drinks aren't too far away). The last green is probably the trickiest one of the lot so be careful.
I have had many an enjoyable round of golf at Selby and I'm sure you will to.
This was written in memory of Barry McCarthy.
selby is like woodhall spa's little brother, it is fairly flat but makes good use of the contours it has with quite a few greens having an amphetheter mounding surrounding them
the bunkers are not qiute as deep as woodhall but still need a good strike to get them up in the air and out
i cant pick 1 hole that paticular stands out they are all good in there own way and good course management is requireed to put together a good score we played it on a wet day but the greens where all in play and run true if you can read themany breaks they have
i reccomend this course to you nowing you wil enjoy it
An excellent mature course that is particularly challenging when the wind gets up, the greens are very quick and well kept. Some constructional changes are being made to the course at the moment but disruption is minimal. Facilities are very good both in the clubhouse and on the course.
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